Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Review: Chasing Sunsets

Chasing Sunsets: A Cedar Key Novel

About the Book: (back cover)
Kimberly Tucker's life hasn't turned out the way she thought it would.  While her ex is living it up, she struggles to understand what went wrong.  When her two sons end up spending five weeks of summer vacation with their father, Kim plans a respite at the family vacation home on tiny Cedar Key.  As she revisits the long-forgotten past, she discovers that treasures in life are often buried, and sometimes you do get a second chance at love.

Let yourself get swept away to an island retreat of warm tropical breezes, sandy beaches, and the most glorious sunsets you can imagine.

My thoughts:
This was an enjoyable summer read.  I liked how the main character, Kim evolved as she began to realize how her need to control was making her life difficult, as she learns to work on her need to control her life begins to take a turn for the better, but then there is the issue of trust.  Who does she trust when it comes to love, an old friend or an old love?  There is also a sub story here, Kim's sisters have a few issues of their own, these stories don't really develop and take a back seat to the story line, but they are a part of Kim and their story needs to be told!  I loved the imagery surrounding the photography on the beach, I have spent time on the beach taking photos and I felt as if I were there while reading this book.

The only thing I did not like was how the story ended, I may have missed something, but when I reached the end, I was left hanging and a bit confused.  Kim's elderly friend Patsy was a big part of Kim's healing and the book ended in 1964 with a part of Patsy's story, it just didn't make sense to me.  But all in all it was a good read!

“Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing.


1 comment:

  1. Nice review and book sounds really interesting and i appreciate your explanation.


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